Massoud Barzani biography

Massoud Barzani

Politician

1946 –

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Who is Massoud Barzani?

Masoud Barzani is a Kurdish politician who has been President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region since 2005, as well as leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party since 1979.

Masoud Barzani succeeded his father, the Kurdish nationalist leader Mustafa Barzani, as the leader of the KDP in 1979. Working closely with his brother Idris Barzani until Idriss' death, Barzani and various other Kurdish groups fought Baghdad during the Iran-Iraq War. For much of this time, the Kurdish leadership was exiled to Iran.

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Born
Aug 16, 1946
Republic of Mahabad
Also known as
  • Mesut Barzani
  • Molla Mesut Barzani
Parents
Siblings
Children
Religion
  • Sunni Islam
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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